One such local artist is Linda Thompson herself, Creative Framing & Gift Gallery’s owner and resident artist. Linda earned her degree in Interior Design and designs unique shell-enhanced vases, frames and candle holders…each one a unique, one-of-a-kind piece. She uses hand-blown glass vessels, leather boxes, mirrors and other found objects as a foundation, and artfully layers shells from both local beaches and around the word to create her award-winning designs. Linda has placed 1st in various art shows in the past 35 years. Among them, she has placed 1st from the Sarasota Shell Club
, and received 2 best of show awards.
Her artwork can be found at Creative Framing & Gift Gallery, as well as at prestigious local art galleries and shops throughout Venice including the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay as well as Sea Pleasures & Treasures and the Green Parrot on Venice Avenue downtown.